Lectures and Trainings

Lecture for Williams College and Mt. Holyoke Students

Lecture for Williams College and Mt. Holyoke Students

On  January 6, 2012, Dr. Archil Gegeshidze, Senior Fellow at GFSIS, gave a lecture entitled “Modern Georgia and its Security Problems” to a group of students from Williams College and Mt. Holyoke. The group, led by Professor Dawn Seckler from Williams, was debriefed on the cultural and political climate of modern Georgia and its role in the world. The lecture was followed…

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Lecture in Akhalkalaki on Social and Political Research Methods

Lecture in Akhalkalaki on Social and Political Research Methods

On December 24, 2011 at the regional Public Policy Unit  (PPU) of GFSIS in Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti, a training course in Social and Political Research Methods was conducted for the local community leaders, civil society, media, and government representatives of the region.  Professor Tinatin Zurabishvili, Project Coordinator at the Caucasus Research Resource Centre (CRRC),…

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Public Lecture on Georgia’s Defence and Security Agenda

Public Lecture on Georgia’s Defence and Security Agenda

On 26 July 2011 Dr. Eugene Kogan, International Institute for Liberal Policy, Vienna, Austria, conducted a public lecture titled “Georgia’s Defence and Security Agenda” at GFSIS.  The presenter discussed Georgia’s defence and security situation, directions and challenges before and after the August 2008 conflict.  A brief overview of the lecture and key…

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Public Lecture on Recent Changes in the Region and Beyond

Public Lecture on Recent Changes in the Region and Beyond

On June 21, 2011 Dr. Haim Koren, from National Defense College of Israel, gave a public lecture on Islam and Recent Changes in the Region and Beyond at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Koren delivered an illuminative analysis of the Middle East history, focusing on the power play in the past and the present, and analyzed a global power politics currently.…

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Graduation Ceremony of  „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

Graduation Ceremony of „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

On June 17, 2011 a graduation ceremony for the class of 2010-11 and a welcoming reception for the class of 2011-12 of the program Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership (CBGL) were held at GFSIS.  The ceremony’s keynote speakers included H.E. Diana Janse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden in Georgia, David Jalagania, Deputy Foreign Minister…

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Public Lecture

Public Lecture "The Impact of the Upcoming Election Cycle on Current Russian Politics"

On  June 13, 2011 Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs Peter Reddaway (George Washington University) presented on "The Impact of the Upcoming Election Cycle on Current Russian Politics." Professor Reddaway analyzed recent trends in Russian political elite, and presented his vision of future developments in Russian politics. In his lecture, he focused…

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Public Lecture - “The Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty and European Security.”

Public Lecture - “The Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty and European Security.”

On  December 15, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a public lecture on “The Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty and European Security.” The lecture was delivered by Dr. Jeffrey McCausland, U.S. Army War College Professor. Dr. McCausland, co-author of a recent work on the CFE agreement for the Brookings Institution, examined…

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The Training Program “Political Party Staff” Graduation Ceremony

The Training Program “Political Party Staff” Graduation Ceremony

On October 26, 2010 Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies organizedthe graduation and closing ceremony for the training program “Political Party Staff” The program  was implemented from September 2008 through October 2010 and was funded by the U.K. Embassy Strategic Programme Fund (SFP). It aimed to improve the capacity of political parties in Georgia…

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The Lecture – “Media and Politics: American and Post-Soviet Experience”

The Lecture – “Media and Politics: American and Post-Soviet Experience”

On October 5, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in partnership with the International Republican Institute (IRI) hosted a public lecture, “Media and Politics: American and Post-Soviet Experience,” delivered by a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Ambassador Victor Ash.

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Public Lecture on U.S. Strategy in South Caucasus

Public Lecture on U.S. Strategy in South Caucasus

On May 21, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a public lecture on “U.S. Strategy in South Caucasus: the Quest for Peace, Freedom & Prosperity”. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Ariel Cohen.  Dr. Cohen spoke about the challenges that the Obama administration and U.S. foreign policy face in the South Caucasus, in Georgia in particular,…

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Public Lecture on Japan’s Foreign Policy in the 20th century

Public Lecture on Japan’s Foreign Policy in the 20th century

On April 23, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a public lecture on Foreign Policy of Japan in the 20th Century led by the Ambassador of Japan to Georgia Mr. Masayoshi Kamohara.  Ambassador spoke about the peculiarities of Japan’s geopolitical location, a unique feudal system and the 19th century isolation as the key factors defining Japan’s…

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Military Officers Graduation Ceremony

Military Officers Graduation Ceremony

On April 22, 2010, the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies conducted a graduation ceremony for the first cohort of graduates from the tailored training program for military officers from the Joint Staff of the Ministry of Defense.  The Deputy Minister of Defense, together with the President of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies…

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Public Lecture on Current US-Georgian Relations

Public Lecture on Current US-Georgian Relations

On April 13, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a public lecture on current US-Georgian relations. Dr. Lincoln A. Mitchell and Dr. Alexander A. Gooley discussed US-Georgian Charter and underlined the importance of its democratic component. They also noted that the US support to Georgia is continuing despite a change in style. Both guests discussed…

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Public lecture on Geopolitics of the Middle East and Caucasus

Public lecture on Geopolitics of the Middle East and Caucasus

On April 7, 2010 a public lecture on Geopolitics of the Middle East and the Caucasus was held at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The lecture was delivered by Arnor Sofer, professor of Haifa University, Israel.  Professor Sofer discussed how demography, natural resources, as well as climate change, are becoming influential factors in defining geopolitics…

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Public Lecture on the Role of a Small State in Modern International Relations

Public Lecture on the Role of a Small State in Modern International Relations

On March 3, 2010 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a public lecture on the role and place of small states in contemporary International relations. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Daniel Warner, the director of the Centre for International Governance of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He focused on the problems of small…

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Graduation Ceremony of the “Political Party Staff Training Program”

Graduation Ceremony of the “Political Party Staff Training Program”

On December 1, 2009 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted the graduation ceremony of the “Political Party Staff Training Program”. The program is implemented by the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies and funded by the Embassy of the United Kingdom and Ireland in Tbilisi. The aim of the project is to strengthen the political…

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Public Lecture – “Foreign Policy of the New Administration of the United States”

Public Lecture – “Foreign Policy of the New Administration of the United States”

On September 9, 2009 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a public lecture of Prof. Daniel Warner of Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

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Public Lecture – “Russian-Georgian Relations and Caucasus Security”

Public Lecture – “Russian-Georgian Relations and Caucasus Security”

On July 31, 2009 at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, in the framework of the “Tbilisi Summer Seminars Series”, Dr. Alexander Rondeli, President of the Foundation gave a public lecture “Russion-Georgian Relations and Caucasus Secuirty”. For the third year, the Caucasus Research Resource Centers in cooperation with the American Councils…

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Public Lecture – “National Concept on Tolerance and Civic Integration Policy of the Government of Georgia”

Public Lecture – “National Concept on Tolerance and Civic Integration Policy of the Government of Georgia”

On July 20 - 21, 2009 the regional resource center of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in Akhalkalaki hosted the public lecture of the representative of the State Minister on Reintegration Issues in Samtskhe-Javakheti, Mr. Armen Amirkhanian. The audience included representatives of civil society and local government of Samtskhe-Javakehti. The theme of the lecture…

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Seminar - “Ethnic Minorities in Georgia: Main Challenges”

Seminar - “Ethnic Minorities in Georgia: Main Challenges”

On June 18, 2009, the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies hosted a seminar – “Ethnic Minorities in Georgia: Main Challenges”, conducted by Mr. Mamuka Komakhia, Director of Ethnic Minority Program, "BTKK – Policy Research Group".  The seminar was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry Education…

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